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Districts located in the Mining Corridor do not know how to spend the budgets

The districts, located in the Southern Mining Corridor, are the most inefficient in executing their works budgets. That explains the discontent of communities lacking drinking water, health services, among others. Your spending level ranges between 30% and 50%.

Ccapacmarca is one of the Cusco districts of the province of Chumbivilcas, where the mining road crosses. According to the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (Inei), almost half of its population is poor (45.16%). Only 23% of families have access to all basic services. Despite these indicators, his municipality’s spending on works barely exceeded 30%. It is among the last places in the regional ranking.

Another of the districts with minimum expense is Velille. According to the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (Midis), only 1% of its populated centers have basic services integrated and without internet access.

The provincial municipality of Chumbivilcas is no exception in terms of inefficiency. His execution did not even reach half of the allocated budget. Only 30.9% of its population has sanitation via the public network or septic tank, according to a Midis report.

The districts of Colquemarca, Chamaca and Livitaca they also barely border 60% of budget spending. All of these districts are part of the Southern Mining Corridor.

Other Cusco towns through which the mining route passes are located in the province of Espinar. The districts of Coporaque, Yauri and Condoroma they exceeded 70% of execution in projects and investments.

In the Apurímac region, where the road begins, the district of Progreso, located in the province of Grau, also appears as inefficient. The other districts (Challhuahuacho, Tambobamba and Mara) located in the province of Cotabambas reached 70% of spending.

Social conflicts

Ccapacmarca and Velille are precisely the points where the mining corridor was blocked until December 23. The interruption lasted for 35 days due to claims against the Las Bambas mining company. According to the representative of the Ombudsman’s Office in Cusco, Rosa Santa Cruz, 80% of social conflicts of the Cusco region are around the mining corridor.

Santa Cruz pointed out that each social problem is very complex and is due to several factors, among them there is also the absence of the State to meet needs in health and education. “The demands are different and change over time, but in many it has been identified that most of the claim is directed at the State and its absence,” he said.

For the sociologist José Lapa, this absence can further accentuate conflicts. “The malaise in communities that lack basic services, health, education escalates when they see an activity that may be mining that passes through their territory and they feel that it benefits them,” he rehearsed.

According to Lapa, corruption and inefficiency of local authorities they are factors that add up on the scale of social conflicts.

Governor Jean Paul Benavente mentioned the need for a comprehensive policy to address the claims of the corridor. This makes it necessary to guarantee basic conditions in sanitation, health and education. That task corresponds to the State.

Key day for the mining corridor

The premier, Mirtha Vásquez, arrived yesterday in the imperial city to participate today in the meeting in the Huninquiri community. The meeting is scheduled for 9 in the morning. Other ministers of state, congressmen, regional governor of Cusco, provincial and district mayors will also participate.

The most sustainable liberation of the mining corridor will depend on the agreements reached today. Almost two weeks ago, the Las Bambas mining company paralyzed its operations due to social conflicts in Chumbivilcas.


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